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Grammar and Vocabulary
How to Use Verbs
A verb tells what the subject of the sentence does, says, thinks, or feels. The verb also communicates when things take place.
What are ACTION verbs? An action verb is a verb that describes an action, like run, jump, kick, eat, break, cry, smile, or think. When using action verbs, the sentence structure will be: SUBJECT---> ACTION VERB---> THE REST OF THE SENTENCE (noun) (verb) (adjective,...
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Characteristic Habitual or repeated action Simple form, but add "-s" to the verb when the subject is one person or thing (he, she, it, the desk, my hand). Exception: Not I or you Used to show how often something happens Always Usually Often Frequently Sometimes...
Check out the list of irregular verbs below. Verb Past Tense Past Participle arise arose arisen awake awoke awoke be was, were been bear bore borne beat beat beaten become became become begin began begun bend bent bent bet bet bet bind bound bound bite...
Helping verbs are used in a verb phrase (that is, with a second verb) to show tense or form a question or a negative. Helping verbs are always followed by a second verb, and they show the perfect verb tenses, continuous/progressive verb tenses, and passive...
Use: To show repeated action, belief, opinion, characteristics How to Form: Verb + -s/-es Example: work / works Sentence Examples: They work sometimes. She works at Gallaudet. Use: To show what has happened in the past and continues in the present; to show how long...
A verb is a word in a sentence that shows action or connects the subject with information about that subject. Virtually every sentence must have a verb. There are very few exceptions to this rule. Verbs can be regular or irregular. Regular verbs all follow...
An action verb describes an action, such as: Break Cry Eat Jump Kick Run Smile Think The sentence pattern will be: SUBJECT → ACTION VERB → THE REST OF THE SENTENCE (noun, pronoun, or noun phrase) → (verb) → (adjective, adverb, noun, prepositional phrase, etc.)...
Modals are a special kind of helping verb, used to show possibility, probability, and necessity. They: Do not show tense Do not follow subject/verb agreement Do not add an "-s" in the third person singular (he, she, it) Are not conjugated Make questions and negative...
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